Barfoot & Thompson Ltd (Licensed: REAA 2008) - Greenhithe
24 Greenhithe Rd
Never saying no to a challenge, Alex Chen relishes the exciting nature of the real estate industry. Alex is positive, enthusiastic and armed with skills to make your real estate experience the best one possible. It's his goal to help you towards your property goals.
One of Alex's biggest strengths is his ability to work with people from all walks of life. Fluent in Mandarin and English, he has a wide network based both locally and internationally and is a skilled translator. Communication and negotiation are keys in his business.
Another advantage that Alex brings to you as a client is the ability to produce cutting-edge marketing. With a background in high end products sales and importing, Alex understands the power of well-placed and carefully constructed marketing. He has a unique ability to present a home to its maximum potential making the difference between a good sale and a great one.
Alex has studied extensively; he holds both a Graduate Diploma in Chemistry and a Plumbing and Gas Fitting qualification. This background has given him a love for renovation and DIY - from painting roofs to installing DVS to installing kitchens! Any questions that you have about DIY, Alex is your guy.
In his spare time, Alex loves exploring the area where he lives. Whether venturing towards the East Coast Bays, or going for a drive out towards Coatesville, he finds himself continually in awe of the beautiful North Shore landscape.
If you are looking for an honest, respectful and professional salesperson, talk to Alex Chen today. You will not be disappointed.
Argentinean born, Analia arrived in New Zealand 11 years ago with her husband and two children to settle into the North Shore community and in particular Greenhithe.
With a Diploma in Business Studies and a very strong background in business the search for a family home triggered a real interest and passion for real estate.
Her choice of company, Barfoot & Thompson, felt right, being a long established and recognized company with strong family values which Analia shares.
Marketing and selling properties on the North Shore, Analia has consistently been one of Greenhithe Branch top performing salespeople since the beginning her real estate career.
Analia puts her clients’ needs first and is always thoughtful to her clients' individual circumstances, whether it is achieving the top dollar available or the quickest stress free sale. Her clients are informed of recent sales and current market conditions throughout the sale of the property to prevent any surprises. Her clients know when an acceptable or unacceptable offer is presented to them for themselves.
The sale of anyone’s home is a serious transaction therefore you want the best agent possible to represent your property to the market. With Analia’s level of professionalism, her business acumen and a genuine desire to get you, the client, the best result, you have found the right agent.
Top Salesperson at Greenhithe Branch 2013/2014
Annie Yong has a passion for people and property. Originally from Malaysia, she says migrating to New Zealand was the best decision she has ever made.
Annie has a reputation as a human dynamo. She is always cheerful and full of energy. She is a talented communicator and displays a genuine interest in understanding the needs of those she is helping. These skills, combined with a fantastic Barfoot & Thompson network have seen Annie achieve outstanding results for those who employ her.
Annie’s previous careers have left her with a passion for food, interior design and marketing. Her experiences working as a home stager and marketer for property developers means she can also work with you to maximise the appeal and presentation of your home.
Although her mother tongue is English, Annie is multi lingual, which makes it easy for her to work with people from different parts of the world.
If you want a vibrant successful salesperson that goes the extra mile working for you, then give Annie a call now!
Powerful and effective marketing. Negotiation techniques. Excellent problem solving skills, and taking the time to understand his clients’ and customers’ needs.
These are the key elements to Ben’s business that will create results. Because to Ben, it’s not just about selling a house. It has to be an outstanding result along with a service that makes the process easy for his clients.
Having been born and raised in Te Atatu, Ben has become passionate about the area and West Auckland in general. From its cultural diversity, local community groups, easy access to the rest of Auckland along with its access to the harbour via the local boat ramps and moorings. This passion comes across in Bens sales approach giving the buyers he encounters absolute confidence in their decision to buy in Te Atatu and West Auckland.
Don’t let Ben’s pleasant nature and personality fool you, because he is seriously competitive and it shows in his results both at work and at play. When the work schedule allows, Ben grabs the mountain bike and heads for the hills, his competitive and goal driven nature are at home there. And this is the perfect place to clear the head while keeping physically fit.
Ben chose to work with the market leader in Auckland real estate, simply because Barfoot & Thompson have family values, a dedication to excellence and non-franchise selling power! Combining these attributes gives you exceptional industry service.
Ben is only a phone call away from helping you with the sale of your property or the purchase of your next home.
Boasting over 10 years experience in sales, marketing and negotiation, Charlotte has become a skilled marketing specialist and has achieved a solid track record of sales and satisfied customers and clients.
Her dedication to delivering excellent real estate service and sound marketing advice is supported by her natural ability to relate to people and a genuine interest in doing the best by her clients.
Charlotte believes to listening to her clients’ needs, easing them through the sales process from start to finish, providing honest and informed advice along the way. Her core values include transparency, professionalism, honesty, integrity and enthusiasm.
Charlotte has grown up on the North Shore, she is passionate about the area and now is raising her own family there. This has given her a wealth of knowledge about the area including the community, kindergartens, schools, universities and sports clubs.
You can rely on Charlotte for an exceptional level of efficiency and getting the full benefit of a sales professional with powerful negotiation and communication skills to achieve a faster and successful result. In 2014 Charlotte has teamed up with Kathyn Xavier. Together they make a powerful combination of skills including Kathlyn deep construction knowledge.
Call Charlotte now if you are considering a real estate transaction in the near future.
Acknowledged for professionalism, enthusiasm, diligence and excellent negotiation skills, I am committed to providing the highest level of service to my clients, acting in my clients best interest and securing the best possible outcome for them.
With the ability to understand your needs and expectations and buyer's motivation, I communicate and work hard to deliver a win-win situation. I use the latest marketing options available to enable me to achieve the very best possible results.
Real estate is about people, property and transition and I am privileged my business offers me opportunities to meet and work with people and facilitate change. Whatever your reasons for buying or selling a home or investment property, having resided on the North Shore for 20 years, I am ready, willing and able to act in your best interest.
Call me on 021 257 5018 as I would be delighted to meet you for a confidential chat about your property needs and plans.
I can provide a free, no obligation, current market appraisal of your property.
My wife and I would like to say what a wonderful job Gabrielle did for us in helping us to sell our tenanted rental property. She liaised with all parties regularly and kept us informed and updated as things progressed towards our auction date, nothing was too much trouble, and the minor glitches were dealt with speedily and with professionalism. We have no reservations in recommending her should you be wanting to employ an agent to sell your property.
Peter Saunders I recommend Gabrielle having experienced first-hand Gabrielle's excellent negotiation skills and ability to deliver a win-win outcome.
Rupi Kaur Gabrielle Elborough visited us to offer an appraisal on our property, followed by a presentation. Gabrielle's knowledge and feeling of the housing market is evident in the research and analysis presented to us. The appraisal was thorough and detailed. If we were to sell at any time in the future, we would feel completely safe and confident in Gabrielle's hands. Gabrielle comes across as honest, loyal and very capable.... essential weapons for a good real estate agent! I would also highly recommend her to anyone else we know wanting to buy or sell.
Grant & Michelle offer a professional service throughout the selling process and have a proven track record for outstanding results. With a love for working with people and property, it is this passion, along with their dedication and hard working attitude to deliver the best results for their clients that will continue to see them excel in the real estate industry and continue to be top listing and selling salespeople in the West Harbour office.
Prior to real estate, Grant was self employed in the building industry for over twenty years. He also has experience in building and renovating his own homes and has several investment properties. This gives him firsthand knowledge of the rewards property can bring as well as extensive insight into the industry. It also means he can work with you to maximise the presentation and appeal of your home to increase customer attraction.
As a resident of the West Harbour area, Grant has strong knowledge of the local property market to share with you. He loves the diversity of homes he can sell in this area from a low cost rental home to a multimillion dollar rural property.
Grant enjoys spending time with his wife & family (when he’s not selling houses), has three children & is involved in his local church & community. He also enjoys getting out and jogging the streets of his local neighbour hood.
For a salesperson who prides himself on honesty, integrity and his hard working attitude, contact Grant Rose. Testimonials “Grant made selling our house a stress-free experience. After deciding to sell our property with Barfoot & Thompson, we were impressed at the speed in which the photos were taken and the house was listed online. Throughout the whole process Grant was working hard to get the best possible outcome for us. This was evident by the high interest at the auction and the final price achieved. Our house sold for a price well above our expectations. Grant's following up with potential purchasers prior to the auction was excellent. Also his advice on the timing of the auction was a factor in the good result. We were extremely happy with the services provided by Grant and the outcome of listing with Barfoot & Thompson. We would not hesitate to market a property again with Grant in the future.”
Matt & Tania Hawkes
“I was so impressed by Grant that I would definitely recommend him and Michelle. They covered everything with us I felt totally looked after, their advise was excellent I cannot praise both of them enough. They were approachable, professional and yet personable . I hope they do well in real estate as they are so good at it and will definitely help build your business. We have bought and sold a lot in our time but I can honestly say this has been the best experience and it came at a time when I needed help the most. His knowledge on the market was excellent. Everything we were advised re price, auction and weather the house would sell was all correct. Thank you and good luck to both of them.”
Clive & Janice McCraith
“Grant & Michelle have been exceptional salespeople to work with. The "exceptional" aspect is their willingness to "go the extra mile" in relation to the service they provide. For us that translated to their "free of charge" photography, and the "staging" of our property inside and out, all from their own resources! If we had needed the lawn to be mowed (or the neighbours for that matter), Grant would have attended to it.”
Murray & Dorothy Wakelin
“He is genuine and trustworthy.”
“Grant and Michelle manage to sell, with assistance of their colleague Tony, our property in short period of time and with minimum disturbances to our private life. Achieved price is about expected and we receive their support and guidance through that process. Grant and Michelle showed high level of professionalism and dedication in their work. We will certainly recommend Grant and Michelle to all of our friends who are looking to sale their property.”
Svetlana and Andras Deli
“His professionalism was A1, and his friendliness matched, so selling a property - particularly in the circumstances I found myself with the very sudden death of my husband necessitated my selling of my property - allowed me the freedom to leave it all in his capable hands without any worries. Grant was able, with his professional eye, to tell me the things that needed doing and even went the extra mile and helped make it happen. Thanks Grant and Michelle - you were fantastic.”
“Grant and Michelle are very personable and would go above and beyond to help make your property sell.”
“We were extremely fortunate to have our house listed by Grant and Michelle Rose. We didn’t know where to start, as we were vacating the property and moving away from the area. This did not detour Grant and Michelle, they shared confidence and professionalism with us that we were able to trust them with the keys to our home. Grant communicated with us clearly every step of the process. We were never left wondering about what was happening at any time. They were both always helpful and encouraging with any questions we had. Grant went out of his way to help with the sale of our house, from recommending and dealing with painters, mowing the lawn before open homes and even staging the house with their own furniture to make the empty space feel homely. Grants knowledge and experience was very valuable, as it helped us make informed decisions and convey to him over the phone. He saved us a lot of hard work , especially remotely, to choose painters promptly and efficiently. We cannot thank both Grant and Michelle enough for everything they helped us with, for the sale of our property. We would recommend them highly to anyone wanting to sell a house. Thank you too, to the team at Barfoot and Thompson, everyone has been
very friendly, and helpful.”
Jason & Dale Lawrence
“Poor Grant, he must have the patience of a saint to deal with customers like me...Grant was awesome to deal with, let's face it buying a house can be a stressful thing to do, but Grant helped make the whole process unbelievably easy and stress free. Come the time in the future when I want to sell, I will be looking up Grant to be my agent as I know he will step up and do the best by me.
Grant was straight up enough to point out the minor issues the house did have, rather than leave me with some surprises after the purchase, this gave me the confidence as a buyer to place my trust in him, and I think it would have worked well for the seller of the property I purchased also, to have had an agent that inspired confidence in making the purchase.
I would fully recommend Grant as a reliable agent and give him two thumbs up for the service he provide me as a buyer with... which was of course to get a sale for his customer.
Well done Grant, and many thanks for all your help.”
"We would like to thank Grant for the excellent service we received in regard to the sale of our house. All the options available to us were fully explained, in a friendly and professional way, and Grant respected our opinions and made sure that were upheld as appropriate. Grant was always had a courteous and professional manner, had our best interests in mind at all times and was always contactable whenever the need arose. We would have no hesitation whatsoever, in recommending Grant to any person looking to sell or buy a home."
Tony & Kathryn
"Grant was tremendous in finding us our first home, his tireless energy great communication and knowledge in real estate is unsurpassed. We were looking for some time without finding our dream home within our budget until we were referred to Grant. It takes a great, honest and caring person to make your dreams come true, especially in finding your first home and I wouldn't hesitate at all in referring Grant Rose to anybody who is either selling or buying real estate."
Roxy & Geoff
Kathlyn has an enviable record in sales. Sellers and purchasers alike mention her enthusiasm, passion and unrelenting determination to help both sides achieve their goals.
With over 10 years experience in sales, she has worked for worldwide companies such as Peugeot and Renault and owned a highly successful company in the UK. Throughout Kathlyn’s career she has been awarded not only for being the #1 Salesperson but also for her commitment, professionalism and excellent client and customer service.
A natural people-person with powerful negotiation skills, she consistently delivers the results her clients’ desire and gets them the best price possible. She also manages all stages of the process, develop targeted marketing strategies and ensure her vendors’ properties are presented and portrayed in its best way.
She believes the key for her success is honesty, transparency and listen to her clients’ needs; help them through the selling process and work hard to achieve and surpass their expectations.
Kathlyn’s passion and inspiration for property comes from her family, which is highly involved in property investment, architecture and interior design. She is soon to complete a Bachelor of Construction and Real Estate, thus, an extra benefit for clients & customers who want to work with a knowledgeable real estate agent.
In 2014 Kathlyn teamed up with Charlotte Conroy. Together they bring a powerful combination of skills and expertise. In addition, Kathlyn is Fluent in English and Portuguese, plus she speaks a little Spanish.
Contact Kathlyn for a proactive and dedicated service when selling or purchasing your most valuable asset!
A constant top performer for the Greenhithe Branch, when Sarah Benbow says she has chosen her path in life, she really means it.
With a background of 14 years in the automotive industry, Sarah worked her way up from entry level to become Managing Director of a business that manufactured components for Range Rover, Jaguar and Massey Ferguson tractors. The many roles that this challenging job entailed saw her develop the necessary communication skills and eye for detail that the competitive industry demanded.
Originating from the UK, Sarah and her family decided to immigrate to New Zealand after attending a family wedding in 2001. Lured by the beaches, the people and the kiwi lifestyle, they settled in Greenhithe, discovering in this area, a place which had most of the community spirit and village atmosphere they had left behind.
Sarah and her family soon became part of the local scene. She has two sons, both go to Westlake Boys High School and have become instant kiwi lads; both playing soccer.
Having sold many properties in Greenhithe area, Sarah's relaxed but effective manner has won her an instant fan base, and she has a strong reputation for getting the job done. Her innate business sense ensures that her clients gain the value of her previous experience and her negotiation skills are exemplary, resulting in a price and result that her clients are delighted with.
Sarah believes in meeting the expectations of her clients, and knows that listening and strong communication skills are the key to a great salesperson.
Determined to go that extra mile for her clients, Sarah's key to success lies in her good head for business, coupled with essential people skills and determination.